Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Major U.S. Supreme Court Decision Allows States to Charge Sales Tax for Online Purchases

Yesterday the United States Supreme Court overruled decades of legal precedent governing taxation for online purchases. The decision, South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., No. 17-494 (June 21, 2018) changes the national standard on when an online business must collect and remit taxes under the states’ respective tax laws. Specifically, the Court ruled that an out-of-state … Continue Reading

The U.S. Supreme Court Provides a National Standard for Who Can Sue for False Advertising Under the Lanham Act

Just last week, the United States Supreme Court provided much-needed clarification on the issue of who has standing to bring a false advertising claim under the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1152(a).  The decision, Lexmark Int’l v. Static control Components, US Supreme Court slip opinion (March 25, 2014), provides a national standard that remedies a three-way … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Holds Corporations Not Entitled to “Personal Privacy” under FOIA Exemption

On March 1, 2011, the Supreme Court held in FCC v. AT&T Inc. that corporations do not enjoy “personal privacy.” The Court’s 8-0 decision reversed a Third Circuit Court of Appeals’ holding that corporations could prevent the release of certain information subject to a  Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on the basis of an … Continue Reading

Quon: US Supreme Court Rules Against Privacy on Employer-Issued Devices

The United States Supreme Court issued its decision today in City of Ontario, California v. Quon, ruling that a public employer's examination of an employee's personal text messages on a government-issued pager did not violate the Fourth Amendment. Justice Kennedy's opinion for the Court remarked that a review of messages on an employer-provided device would similarly be regarded as "reasonable and normal in the private-employer context." … Continue Reading